The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has signed a deal with China’s Huawei for the roll-out and expansion of the 5G network, KBC reported. CA CEO Ezra Chiloba said that apart from 5G installation, Huawei will also take part in introducing innovations.
Chiloba said that the MoU includes training in applying technology, processes and controls to protect systems, networks, programmes, devices and data from foreign attacks. He said the technical cooperation agreement takes effect immediately and is renewable every five years.
Kenya’s biggest telecom operator, Safaricom, is already deploying a 5G network using equipment from Huawei. The deal comes three months after Kenya and Huawei signed an agreement to boost ICT capacity in the country.